Some of the incredible native plants found at Anglesea include the delicate salmon sun orchid.

Anglesea Heathlands

In a big nature conservation win, the Andrews Government announced in early 2017 that the Anglesea Heathlands would soon be included in the Great Otway National Park. This is the remarkable result of...
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Photo: Thomas Williams | CC BY 2.0

Pipis in peril

Recreational and commercial harvesting is risking the future of pipis, a small mollusc on Victoria’s beaches. Pipis live beneath the sand in the intertidal zone of high-energy beaches. They feed on...
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Moolap coastal wetlands

Moolap and Point Henry

What’s best for the Moolap coastal wetlands and Point Henry on the southern edge of Geelong, a park for nature conservation and the community or a canal estate and residential development for an...
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A smooth toadfish in Port Phillip Bay

Marine and Coastal Act

For more than 40 years there has been talk about reforming marine and coastal planning and management in Victoria. More than 16 statutes and plenty of policies, strategies and plans have created a...
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View from the Newhaven Yacht Club. Photo: Natalie Davey

A future for Western Port?

What future do we want for Western Port as it faces the threat of major impacts if chosen as the site of Victoria’s second container port? To help answer that question, VNPA, The Australian...
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Excavators begin work on the Shire of East Gippsland's state-government-approved project to bury Bastion Point under tonnes of rock rubble and asphalt. Photo: Save Bastion Point

The coast is unclear

We’re losing coastal nature because of climate change and coastal, urban, port and industrial development driven by a rapidly growing population. VNPA’s report, The coast is unclear, reveals that...
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Briggs Bluff, Grampians-Gariwerd National Park (Photo: Paul Schliebs - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 AU)

Nature conservation reviews

Our nature conservation reviews bring together a unique analysis of the state of nature in Victoria....
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Moolap coastal wetlands

Moolap Coastal Strategic Framework Plan

Large coastal area up for grabs. What to do with 1200 ha of ‘prime’ coastal land on the edge of Geelong is now the subject of an Andrews Government planning process. The Moolap coastal...
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Riparian Bridle Bend

Riverside (riparian) land

Victoria has the greatest concentration of waterways ofy mainland state. There are about 85,000km, as well as 500,000 hectares of diverse wetlands: lakes, floodplain billabongs, alpine peatlands...
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Photo: It's a Wildlife

Nature laws overview

The natural environment is complex, with thousands of species interacting to form ecosystems. Australia has created a web of laws, polices and strategies at national, state and local levels to...
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